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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 07:56

Dow-Key's Spaceflight Heritage

Dow-Key's Spaceflight Heritage

Experience and heritage are of great importance when providing products for space programs.  Dow-Key® Microwave began its spaceflight heritage 1970 in support of some of the very first space programs. Its Space Division, composed of an experienced and dedicated team of technical, test and administrative personnel is solely focused on supporting the needs of our customers from design initiation through spacecraft integration.

With nearly 150 designs found on over 100 space vehicles Dow-Key® is a manufacturing leader in space qualified items, supplying waveguide products focusing on compact, lightweight and cost effective designs with superior RF performance and power handling capability.  Now, nearly all of Dow-Key® waveguide switches can be supplied in either “C” (DPDT) or “R” (4-Position) configurations for use in complex switching systems. Dow-Key® Microwave’s manufacturing and test facilities include two environmentally controlled Class 7 clean rooms, an environmental test lab complete with thermal vacuum chambers and a vibration/shock table for the most critical assembly processes and product testing. In addition, Dow-Key’® Microwave’s multipaction test station is certified by ESA and Aerospace Corporation.


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